Insight and latest updates from our team

NICVA Chief Executive urges members to vote to REMAIN in the EU

By NICVA 16 Jun 2016

The Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) has written to its members urging them to vote Remain in the upcoming EU referendum.

Shared Parental Leave Policy (SPL)

By NICVA 16 Jun 2016 Alex Hastings

NICVA understands the importance of balancing work and childcare responsibilities and this policy sets out how SPL may support a family to balance these commitments in the first year of the baby’s life. The policy contains NICVA’s procedure for SPL.

Viewfinder 19 - Increased awareness of open data in the voluntary and community sector

By NICVA 8 Jun 2016 Andrea Thornbury

Thanks to all of our members who completed the Viewfinder 19 survey. We are delighted to have such a good response rate of 17.7%.

Could Awards play a key supporting role in your fundraising?

By NICVA 8 Jun 2016 Lynn Kennedy

In this article, Lynn Kennedy, Fundraising Advice Officer at NICVA, looks at whether Awards might have a real place in an organisation's fundraising strategy.

"The Road Less Travelled" to Sustainability - Tackling Corporate Fundraising

By NICVA 6 Jun 2016 Lynn Kennedy

Taking the First Steps in Corporate Fundraising

Who cares for our carers?

By NICVA 6 Jun 2016 Andrea Thornbury

MORE than 15,000 Northern Ireland pensioners aged 70 and over are providing a minimum of 35 hours unpaid care every week, the equivalent of a full-time job. And over 400 of them are 90 years or older, an investigation by Detail Data has revealed.

NJC Pay - two year deal agreed for 2016 - 18

By NICVA 3 Jun 2016 Alex Hastings

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has confirmed the pay deal, setting new pay rates from 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2017.

Aviva Community Fund

By NICVA 3 Jun 2016 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is extremely happy to be partnering with Aviva to help promote the Aviva Community Fund.

NICVA in action in Volunteers' Week

By NICVA 3 Jun 2016 Roisin Kelly

In this Volunteers' Week we celebrated the success of NIAMH Volunteers and staff from the Living Well, Living Longer project who recently took part in NICVA's Management of Volunteers course.

Programme for Government: Too Long; Didn’t Read

By NICVA 2 Jun 2016 Jenna Maghie

The draft Programme for Government Framework for 2016 – 2021 was published on 26th May 2016. The Executive Office stated that this framework “sets out the direction of travel and the specific things we want to change.”

Volunteers' Week 2016 (1-12 June)

By NICVA 1 Jun 2016 Shauna O'Neill

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make to our communities every day.

New Executive and Committee Chairpersons Named

By NICVA 25 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

On 25th of May the new Northern Ireland Assembly ran d'Hondt for the new Executive, Committee Chair people and Deputy Chairs.

Joint Forum meeting - 6th May

By NICVA 25 May 2016 Jenny McEneaney

The Joint Forum is made up of representatives from central and local Government (Public Sector Group) and the Voluntary and Community Sector (Voluntary and Community Group). 

Why is NICVA supporting In?

By NICVA 25 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

On the 27th April 2016, the NICVA Executive agreed that NICVA should support the remain campaign in the upcoming EU Referendum.

NICVA support remain position in EU Referendum

By NICVA 25 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) has added its voice to the calls for the UK to remain in the European Union. 

Summer offer - 50% discount on room hire at NICVA

By NICVA 23 May 2016 Alex Hastings

Why not book a room for your conference, event, training or meeting at NICVA this summer and make the most of our 50% discount offer? All room bookings for July and August 2016 will be half price.

New Payroll Service Launched

By NICVA 18 May 2016 Una McKernan

Our ongoing relationship with Moore Stephens in supporting the sector access the most appropriate Automatic Enrolment pension solutions has been a great success over the last two years.  

Promoting good financial governance

By NICVA 12 May 2016 Denise Copeland

Yesterday’s charity trustee conference on promoting good financial governance was attended by 150 delegates ranging from charity trustees, finance personnel, charity support workers to those with an interest in charity finance. 

Who is in charge of the new departments?

By NICVA 11 May 2016 Jenny McEneaney

The new 9 departments came into effect on Monday 9th May following a departmental restructure envisaged in the Stormont House Agreement. 

The Economic Value of Advice

By NICVA 11 May 2016 Michael McGilligan

This report was commissioned by NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment to determine the economic/monetary impact of voluntary advice provision in Northern Ireland.

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